Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s
St. Martin’s Kitchen
Saturday, July 9: All who wish to participate are invited to join us. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m. In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.
Family Shelter Ministry
July Hosting Week
Family Shelter Ministry
Next Hosting Week July 17-24
Mark your calendar! Our next hosting week for our Family Promise families will be July 17-24. Watch the bulletin for updates and registration opportunities for volunteers as well as food donations. We are very pleased to share that all of our families who we have hosted in the last 12 months have moved into apartments or moved on to other programs to support them as they journey to self-sufficiency!
Monday – Thursday:
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Please note the shortened hours on Fridays if you need to secure keys for any event occurring on Friday evenings.
Summer hours will end on Labor Day.
Evening of Peace
Find some peace in your busy life…
Come and celebrate Scripture and each other in our St. Peter’s community.
Evenings of Peace & Friendship are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month all year long and are open to all St. Peter’s parishioners & friends.
We start promptly at 7:30pm and end by 9:00pm.
We’ll read the upcoming Sunday Scripture, reflect on what it says and how it fits into our world today. Then spend some time discussing, hearing a Reflection. Afterwards, all are invited to stay and mingle over Wine/Beer/Cheese/Dessert.
You can come as often you wish…
There’s no-commitment and nothing to join.
All we ask is that you would please RSVP and let us know you are coming so we can prepare. Use the handy form below or E-mail us directly at: SCC@saint-peter.org
Next gathering: Tuesday, July 12th
7:30-9:00 in the Parish Center
July’s Gospel theme is Mary & Martha
A Peaceful Escape Article found in The Networker by Annmarie Rudis
When you think of a peaceful escape, where are you? Are you at the beach? Who are you with? Are you alone? Personally, I’ve never sought out peace before I became a stay at home mom with 3 children. I always wanted to be surrounded by friends and fun. Now, I long for moments of solitude and quiet. We are all so busy! The phone is always making noise and everyone is always yelling and rushing.
When I was a child in Catholic school, the priests and nuns always pointed out how many hours we spend doing things. They asked us, “Can’t we give God 1 hour per week?” Mass is a peaceful escape. I love the music, the sense of community and the quiet. Well, I used to until I started bringing the children. Now, I’m constantly shushing and watching them. Luckily, St. Peter’s has recognized the need for more peace in our lives.
The Small Christian Community Core committee began hosting “An evening of Peace & Friendship” (on the 2nd Tuesday of each month). The evening begins with a harp player. Can you think of anything more relaxing? Then, the gospel is read and you can listen to it in peace! No one is bothering you! After that, there is time to reflect on what it says and how it fits into our world today. Finally, there are refreshments (this time was wine and cheese) and time set aside to enjoy with fellow parishioners.
Mother Teresa said, “We need to find God, and He cannot be found in the noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence; see how nature… trees, flowers, grass grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…. We need silence to be able to touch souls.” This is truly an opportunity to do just that. Although it’s not set in nature, it is a haven for parishioners to spend time in Spiritual reflection, an opportunity for parish acquaintances to become friends, a place for ministries to network, and an occasion for God to come into our lives. It’s definitely worth checking out. I hope to see you at the next “Evening of Peace & Friendship”!
This summer spend some time reflecting Pope Francis’s Year of Mercy by signing up for the Summer of Mercy email program.
We invite you to take a journey with DynamicCatholic.com through a free Summer of Mercy email program. It features 1-2 minute videos from Matthew Kelly and other leading Catholic voices of our time. It is only 3 emails per week for 7 weeks.
The Food Pantry is in need of all non perishable food items. Please check back for updates on ways to help the pantry during the summer months.
Farmers Market Tuesdays 2:00-7:00 – June-October
Once again Anderson Farms of Sussex New Jersey is donating the leftover produce to the food pantry. This enables those less fortunate to receive fresh produce on Wednesday when our Food Pantry is open.
Please stop by the Food Market and if you get a chance thank Anderson Farms for their generosity.
The Food Pantry Ministry
Family Promise for a
Girl Scout Silver Award
Olivia Dunleavy, a parish teenager, is working on her Girl Scout Silver Award. She is collecting items for an non-profit organization called Family Promise. Family Promise is an organization that helps homeless families get back on their feet. They help them find temporary homes in different types of “homes,” including Saint Peter’s 3 times a year.
Olivia is collecting household items, such as VISA, ShopRite, or Target gift cards; flash drives or USBs for the computer; gently used or new towels; tall kitchen bags; cleaning supplies, such as Lysol and Windex, and many other items. The collection box will be in the gathering space for donated items. Your contributions to this project will help both Family Promise and Olivia’s Silver Award. Your donations are greatly needed, appreciated, and please help spread the word.
For more information, or to contact Olivia: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: (201) – 265 – 9455
On the Lord’s Day
8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM
A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass
Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM
Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
St. Peter's Youth Group
St. Peter's Singles Support Group
St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
St. Peter Academy Meeting Room
All are welcome!
In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
For more information and upcoming events, visit:
St. Peter's MOMS Group
Weekly on Thursdays
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)
All are welcome!
Outside St. Peter’s
SJS Oradell: School Nurse Position
July 16: Special Noon Mass
Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors
Life Source Hospice Seeks Volunteers
Help for New Moms Needed
Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed
St. Peter Academy News
Adopt a Student Fund
Give the Gift of a Catholic Education
A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.